Ok – let’s take a look how it went last night.
Columbus 7, Buffalo 6
Chris Schwinden and Justin Hampson were the recipients of some shaky defense, was what ultimately tipped the scales in this see-saw affair. Zach Lutz was 2 for 4 with an RBI but Fernando Martinez was 0 for 3.
Trenton 4, Binghamton 2
Wally Backman, perhaps in an effort to fire up his flagging ballclub, was ejected in the 8th inning, but to no avail. Roy Merritt gave up 2 runs in the sixth to give the Thunder a 4-2 win. Colin McHugh started and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings. Brahiim Maldonado had a solo homer and Reese Havens went 1 for 4.
St. Lucie 7, Jupiter 3
Jack Egbert went 5 innings giving up only 3 unearned runs, and Michael Powers and Nick Carr combined for four scoreless innings to lead the PSL Mets to the win. The Mets had a balanced 12 hit attack, led by Juan Ligares, who went 2 for 5 with an RBI and Jefry Marte, who also knocked in a run in a 3 for 4 effort.
Savannah 4, Augusta 2
Three Sand Gant pitchers combined to throw seven shutout innings. Hamilton Bennett and his Moustache of Doom went 2 innings and gave up 2 runs, blowing a save in the process. Guess who got the win? Sometimes baseball is not fair. Anyway, Savannah rode a 3 run bottom of the 8th to seal the victory. Darrell Cecciliani had a big day, going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Robbie Shields also drove in two while going 1 for 3.